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Rockwell Automation, Fanuc address skills gap

Fanuc and Rockwell Automation have started accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs designed to help current and future workers enhance their skills and become qualified for jobs in advanced manufacturing, including robotics and automation, and in turn help companies bridge the need for skilled workers.

“Our number one goal is to help create a worker pipeline that will not only help people increase their skills and future earning potential, but to help manufacturers achieve their production goals and maintain a thriving economy,” says Paul Aiello, director of education at Fanuc America.

“In most cases, current and future workers can complete the apprenticeship skills training and achieve their industry-recognized certifications in less than one year. It’s also important to note that these programs support all types of apprenticeship and certification models, including pre-apprenticeships.”

Participants will have opportunities to gain credentials that include fundamental robotics and automation. The program offers a second level of credentials for Robot and PLC Technicians. A third credentialing level called Integration Specialist builds on the fundamental and technical skills that teaches people to operate and troubleshoot integrated Fanuc-Rockwell Automation technologies.

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This article was originally published in the May 2021 issue.

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